Alzheimer's and Dementia

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6 Tips for Caring for a Mistrustful Parent

How to keep paranoid loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia safe.

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Techniques To Cut Down on Messy Eating for People with Alzheimer’s

Easy-to-handle foods and utensils can make mealtime easier.

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9 Tips to Prevent Dehydration in a Loved One with Dementia

A variety of beverages, and even fruit, can replenish fluids.

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When Someone with Alzheimer’s Repeatedly Wants the Same Food

It’s okay to indulge a preference for one particular food if the overall diet is balanced.

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5 Ways to Help Someone with Chewing and Swallowing Problems When They Eat

Gentle coaching and foods that are more easily consumed can improve results.

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Tips to Cope with the Financial Toll of Alzheimer’s Care

From family resources to untapped benefits, there are ways to ease the burden.

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How to Choose Safe Foods for Someone Who Can’t Swallow

If your loved one is at risk of choking, careful food selection is necessary. 

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Why Nutrition Is Important for People with Alzheimer’s

Dementia may lead to a loss of appetite, so ensuring a proper diet is key to health.

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8 Ways to Cover Assisted Living Costs

From insurance to more creative financing, help is available.

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Advice on Covering the Costs of Adult Daycare

Public and private sources offer assistance.

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5 Options to Cover Costs of Home Health Care

Help is available for physician-prescribed care.

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6 Tips for Communicating With Those Who Have Advanced Alzheimer's

Show your loved one you care with little gestures. 

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